Shut Down Survey

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Georgia Mike's Comment
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I love the fact that we are all different opinions on certain thing so what makes our country so great. So I wanted to ask a few questions just to see the answers. There are wrong answers.

1. Do you prefer to shutdown in a truck stop or a rest area? Why?

2. What truck stops do you prefer?

3. Do you have a preference of shutting down at a shipper or consignee?

I'll hang up and listen to yalls response.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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If the timing is right I like to overnight at the shipper or consignee that way I can start the day with a fresh 14 hours. Second preference is truck stop for a shower in the morning. But sometimes a rest area is convenient. It just all depends. But mostly it’s truck stop just for the shower.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I love the fact that we are all different opinions on certain thing so what makes our country so great. So I wanted to ask a few questions just to see the answers. There are wrong answers.

1. Do you prefer to shutdown in a truck stop or a rest area? Why?

2. What truck stops do you prefer?

3. Do you have a preference of shutting down at a shipper or consignee?

I'll hang up and listen to yalls response.

Okay Mike, I'll bite.

1. Depends, truckstop if I need a shower or for a 34. Rest area if it's for a 10 and I'm clean. I have everything I need on the truck for preparing food and plenty of food so all I need is a bathroom and a place to walk a dog. Also rest areas are usually more quiet than a truckstop.

2. I like, in order, Flying J, Loves, Petro, Pilot then lastly T/A. That's of course not including mom and pop's or small localized stops. Flying J tops because the free showers I get there from fueling, although Pilot is the same company they score low because they have a lot of small stores with only a handful of parking spots and some are just convenience stores for cars only, ya never know what your gonna get. T/A gets last because they have gotten greedy at a bunch of locations with 40-70% of all spots reserved pay spots.

3. I prefer not to shut down at customers property but I will and have done so when its convenient for me. Not a lot of them will allow it and sometimes the only bathroom is an outhouse. Some also wont let you walk a dog on their property.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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1.) Truck stops. Mainly for showers but I rely on coffee to much and it never comes out right from the microwave.

2.) Loves if I can. Parking lots are a bit smaller but they have mechanics, always seem friendly and helpful, showers feel the cleanest and their fresh ground house blend is the right kind of buzz, almost like Chick fil A Thrive coffee.

3.) I try not to shut down at shipper or receiver. Mainly due to no coffee. But it means I failed in my daily goal. I try to offload in am, load same day and get down the line a bit before evening. I've found one or two places that have employee showers that I can crash after a short walk through a cool factory.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Steppenwolf 's Comment
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I use Loves for coffee and shower. They are clean for the most part. Pilot, flying j or Petro if just a break and time is short. In certain areas I'll park at the green dinosaur usually less crowded.

I do prefer rest areas over truck stops easier parking, quieter and beautiful scenery at lots of them...

I'll park at a shipper if I am low on hours and leave with full clock after 10 hour break. My truck is self sufficient and I make good coffee smile.gif

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Almost always will shut down at a truck stop. Will be Loves because that is where CFI is fueling, thus free showers. I like my shower and shave in the morning.

Loves generally has the tightest parking. I like Petro showers best. I only sleep at shipper/receiver if necessary.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PJ's Comment
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I will almost always shutdown at the customer if possible. Second choice is a rest area.

I hate truck stops. They are necessary but too many do not control their lots. I stop for fuel and showers when needed but try and escape as soon as possible.

We get a discount at flying j/pilot and loves. I like the sitdown restrauants at ta/petro. I generally avoid loves because most are so small.

I find mom and pop truck stops alot and will stay there if possible.

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